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the president's use of drones to kill al qaeda suspects, including, in some cases, u.s. citizens. our national investigative correspondent michael isikoff broke the story and has our report. >> reporter: drones have been called president obama's weapon of choice. during his four years as commander in chief, u.s. military and cia drone strikes have accelerated in an unprecedented pace. more than 400 cia strikes against targets in pakistan and yemen. eight times as many as under president bush. >> they have been very precise, precision strikes against al qaeda, and their affiliates. >> these strikes are legal. they are ethical. and they are wise. >> reporter: but today, new questions about drone strikes targeting american citizens, including anwar al awlaki. born in new mexico, and killed in yemen in 2011. he allegedly directed the so-called underwear bomber, who tried to blow up an airliner over detroit in 2009. but awlaki was never charged with a crime. nbc news has obtained this confidential 16-page justice department memo that concludes lethal strikes against u.s. citizens, who are operation
was part of a conspiracy to cover up jerry sandusky's sexual abuse. tonight, a former u.s. attorney general hired by the paterno family tells me what he sees as flaws in the freeh report. >> unfortunately, there's just too much in the way of gaps in this report to make it credible. >> dick thornberg calls the freeh report seriously flawed and incomplete. his 40-page critique of the investigation commissioned by penn state's trustees finds failures and missing facts. gaps that led to speculation about what joe paterno did or didn't know about colleague jerry sandusky's sex abuse of joining boys. >> are you saying that joe paterno did nothing wrong? >> i don't think it's a matter of whether he did anything wrong, but a question whether he did what he was charged with doing. joe himself said he wished he did more. but there was no conspiracy. >> reporter: his look into the freeh findings came at the direction of paterno's widow, who released her own letter to all penn state letterman. saying "i am here to tell you as definitively and forcefully as i know how that mr. freeh could not have been
the results of the defense department's internal review of the attack on the u.s. consulate. four americans were killed including ambassador chris stevens. >>> we're learning that the same senate committee will not take a confirmation vote on the next defense secretary today as scheduled. members of the senate armed services committee decided to delay the vote on former senator chuck hagel. that's after republicans demanded more information. several senators want more details on hagel's business dealings and the content of past speeches. democrats say the move is just political posturing, and they fully expect hagel to be confirmed. >>> it could be a grueling day for president obama's pick to head the cia. john brennan will face tough questions from democrats and republicans during his confirmation hearing. brennan, the president's chief counterterrorism adviser, is under scrutiny for the administration's use of drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists overseas. the senate intelligence committee will also likely grill him over his support for the bush administration's interrogation polici
. there was some of that, might have focused on u.s. intelligence failures that led to the death of four u.s. diplomats in benghazi action and there was some of that. mostly it was a hard look at the growing phenomenon of america going to war by remote control, and what the rules on that ought to be. >> we look forward to hearing your testimony. >> reporter: at his senate confirmation hearing, the issue is not john brennan's ability to be cia director. he's a former top agent, white house counter-terror chief when osama bin laden was killed, but protesters delayed the hearing, objecting to what they call cia torture, and u.s. drones flying in pakistan and yemen. 6 firing missiles. the administration's legal justification was finally released to congress today, plus a proposal for a closed court to review attack plans. >> to assure that drone strikes are carried out in a manner consistent with the values. >> reporter: brennan says they have been and will be and the public needs to know it. when there's no other alternative. >> cia torture, he says, is over. >> waterboarding is reprehensible a
, about the u.s. intelligence failures that led to the deaths of four u.s. diplomats in benghazi, libya, but mostly it was about the relatively new phenomenon of raging war by remote control. and what the rules ought to be. talking about u.s. unmanned drones. the predators, and the reapers flying maybe right now in pakistan, in yemen, in somalia. many, many more attacks under the obama administration, 360 so far, and probably just the president's first term, though, no doubt there have been some since he was knock raided for the second, xarpd to 50 in the bush 43 administration. so john brennan was pressed since the new rules on the use of drones finally came out secretly, given to members of the senate intelligence committee overnight, a promise by the administration there will be care taken to maintain american values, maybe even a court setup to review drone strikes before they're launched. here's john brennan. >> the president has insisted that any actions we take will be legally grounded, will be thoroughly anchored in intelligence, will have the appropriate review process, approva
, but u.s. officials say the drone malfunctioned, and it was forced it land. that is the latest from the newscast. back to you. >> all right. thanks. >>> it could be a grueling day for president obama's pick to head the cia. john brennan will face tough questions from democrats and republicans during his confirmation hearing. brennan, who is the president's chief counterterrorism adviser now, is under scrutiny for the administration's use of drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists overseas. the senate intelligence committee will also likely grill him over his support for the bush administration's interrogation policies. brennan served in the cia under president george w. bush. >>> today is defense secretary leon panetta's turn to answer questions about september's deadly attack in benghazi, libya. he and the chairman of the joint chiefs will testify before the senate armed services committee. they will discuss the results of the defense department's internal review of the attack on the u.s. consulate. four americans were killed there including ambassador chris stevens. >>> the thr
questions about september's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. they'll fill in the armed services committee on the results of the defense department's internal review of the attack. four americans were killed including ambassador chris stevens. >>> today house democrats are expected to offer their own gun control proposals. people familiar with the package say it calls for banning assault weapons and banning high-capacity magazines carrying more than ten rounds of ammunition. they say the ten proposals are similar to president obama's gun-control plan. the democrats' proposals are unlikely to go anywhere quickly in the house. a spokesman for house speaker john boehner says the house will wait to see what the senate passes before it takes any action. >>> for the first time in weeks, a boeing 787 dreamliner will take to the skies today. the faa gave boeing permission to fly the plane from texas to washington state. now this is not a test flight. it's just a way to relocate the plane. all 787s remain grounded while investigators figure out what's wrong with thei
for drone strikes targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected operational leaders of al qaeda. the shift follows mounting demands to see the memos from members of congress. >> they should produce this legal document. i don't think they should hold back anymore. >> i'm going to pull out all the stops to get the actual legal analysis, because without it, in effect, the administration is practicing secret law. >> the move comes two days after nbc news reported on this confidential 16-page justice department white paper that summarized the legal arguments for targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected al qaeda leaders, such as american born anwar al. the white house called such targeted kling a lawful act of self-defense and concluded they did not require the target was plotting a specific attack in the immediate future. the contents of the memo drew sharp criticism from some legal scholars. >> it really looks like a subjective judgment by the american official who will make the call. >> civil liberties advocates say the white house move is not enough. >> it's a memo that really ought to be r
taken control of the rq-170 drone. u.s. officials say it crashlanded due to a malfunction. today iranian state television showed footage that has reportedly been downloaded from the drone. the video appears to show an aerial view of an airport in the city of kandahar, afghanistan. iran is also claiming now to have the ability to produce functional copies of smaller american surveillance drones. drones are a hot topic in washington as president obama's choice to head the cia is facing some tough questions. on the hill today, john brennan's confirmation hearing got off to a rough start. >> i speak for the mothers -- >> all right, we will stop again. >> i have a list of all the names and ages -- >> all right. we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared. >> five separate times today members of code pink had to be escorted out. protesters are angry about brennan's role in crafting the drone policy. targeting suspected terrorists and sometimes killing innocent victims. brennan addressed the protesters directly today, said the use of lethal force is always a last
this week. here is the a.p. headline. u.s. limited in fight against north african militants. the united states is struggling to confront an uptick in threats in the newest hot spot with limited intelligence and few partners to help as the obama administration weighs who you to keep islamic extremists from jeopardizing national security without launching war. we want to put up a map here. and explain to people where this is. egypt, libya, algeria, mali, niger. when i read about the idea that we don't have enough intelligence, we've known about al qaeda in north africa since before 9/11. this is the original safe haven of osama bin laden, was north africa. did we drop the ball? >> you know, when al qaeda attacked the united states on 9/11, and it became clear that we had to go to war on terrorism against al qaeda, we focused on al qaeda's core leadership and where they were at. and we've done that. we've gone after them in pakistan, afghanistan, and going after them in yemen, going after them in somalia. yes, they are out there. >> it's been out there a long time, right? it's not new. >>
. results of an online survey of more than 2,000 u.s. adults over the age of 18 are giving us a revealing look at who in america is most affected. >> all of a sudden, the world is at your doorstep, and there's too many options. and it can be overwhelming. >> i think that people in our age group are more stressed out because they have lots of responsibilities. >> reporter: so-called millennials, those ages 18 to 33, are the most stressed. with 39% saying their stress increased over the past year, and 52% say it's causing them to lose sleep. we reached out to viewers today on facebook for their stories. and within a matter of minutes, hundreds of responses like this one from 24-year-old ali zimmerman who has $80,000 in student loans. >> many of these students have come out of college or graduate school with horrendous student debt into a job market where there are not many jobs. this has put their life plans, probably, on hiatus. they may be postponing marriage, postponing having a family. >> reporter: millennials are followed by gen xers. ages 34 to 47 when it comes to stress. boomers, 38
armed service committee, they are talking about results of the internal review on the attack on the u.s. consulate. four americans were killed including u.s. ambassador christopher stevens. ted, panetta testified that benghazi was on a list of 300 areas of threat worldwide but no specific warning of an imminent attack. >> and frankly, without an adequate warning there was not enough time, given the speed of the attack, for armed military assets to respond. >> panetta noted that the independent review conducted after the attack reached the same conclusion. >>> former senator chuck hagel will have to wait a little longer to find out if he will be the next defense secretary. members of the senate armed services committee decided to delay hagel's confirmation vote which was scheduled for this morning. that's because republicans demanded more information. several senators want more detail of hagel's business dealings and content of past speeches he's made. democrats say the move is just political posturing and they fully expect hagel to be confirmed. >>> what could be a grueling day for pres
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